CORE DRILL SAFETY TRAINING (Safely operate and maintain hand held and stand mounted concrete & masonry core drills and associated tools and equipment)

Training Delivery:

Training and assessments conducted by A Plus Training Solutions, holder of Certificate IV Training and Assessment (TAE40110 & TAA40104) for assessment against:

AQF Unit of Competency:
RIISAM204D Operate Small Plant and Equipment
Core Drill and Associated Tools and Equipment


Provide participants with the knowledge and skill to:
1. Safely operate hand held and stand mounted masonry core drill and associated tools and equipment
2. Apply recommended core drilling techniques as per manufacturers' recommendation and Worksafe WA Concrete and Masonry Cutting and Drilling Code of Practice 2010
3. Safely perform appropriate set up, maintenance and clean down tasks correctly

Recognition of Training

A nationally recognised Statement of Attainment to unit of competency: RIISAM204D: Operate Small Plant and Equipment will be issued (by Equip-Safe, RTO # 0846) to applicants who meet the criteria required from the Training Package. This may require supplementary evidence in the form of a report from a suitable supervisor, or further assessment.


Courses will where practicable be conducted on client's premises. Sufficient masonry will be needed for each participant to gain practice and demonstrate core drilling competence. If sufficient area or venue is not available, a venue and practical activity site may be organised at additional cost.


RPL Recognition of Prior Learning: A Plus Training Solutions will recognise the fact if you have had experience operating and performing maintenance on this equipment, or other relevant industry experience, and can therefore attend the short course. Participants will still need to do the full assessment, but may be precluded from areas of the training where you are already operating within the requirements of the guidelines.

  • 4 hours for most participants.

  • Some participants, due to a variety of factors, may require more time to develop the knowledge & skills required to demonstrate competency.

Course Fees:

The courses will be run in groups of 4 to 10 participants at a cost of:

$275.00 (GST Free) per person:  ($89 (GST Free) per person after CTF Rebate if Applicable)

Eligible for CTF rebate. Please contact us to discuss your eligibility

Individuals or smaller groups should contact us, as we may be able to fit you into a larger group, otherwise fees will be negotiated.

A surcharge fee may apply for any work on weekends or public holidays

Country / Interstate Clients

Travel and accommodation costs may need to be added where applicable.

Content Summary

  • Personal protective equipment
  • Hazard/ risk assessment and management
  • Kick back and blade core drill hazards
  • Identify maintenance needs
  • Authorised pre start, maintenance and servicing of equipment
  • Correct choice of equipment to facilitate concrete cutting
  • Setting up of stand for best ergonomics
  • Correct selection of cutting equipment
  • Correct use of water as coolant and dust suppression
  • Practical application and skills development
  • Correct use of associated tools and equipment
  • Safe handling and Cutting techniques
  • Clean down of machine and work area
  • Complete equipment log - monitor, record and report any faults found
  • Supervised written and/or verbal and practical assessment


Safety Equipment

Participants will need to bring their own PPE (personal protective equipment) including:

  • Approved eye protection (safety glasses, goggles or perspex visor)
  • Hearing protection (ear plugs or ear muffs)
  • Safety boots
  • Gloves
  • Leg protection, (long trousers)
  • High visibility clothing if applicable
  • Sunscreen

    Range Statement:

    Small Plant and Equipment included in this course:
  • Power Sources - 1) Re-chargeable Power Battery Pack 2) Inverter
  • Cutting Equipment - Core Drills can be powered by petrol, 240 volt electricity, compressed air, battery or hydraulics..
  • Drilling Equipment - Rechargeable or 240V Rotary Hammer Drill
  • Water Equipment - Pump, Water Tank, Hose Reel,
  • Lighting Equipment - Portable rechargeable lighting plant
  • Associated Materials and Tools - Equipment: core drill bit, power source, maintenance tools, access to water and concrete for practical cutting

    Demonstration of Competence:

    From experience, we find that people have different levels of ability and experience when it comes to handling machinery. If a person, due to a lack of experience, requires more time to develop their skills, more time for practical application may be needed to increase their skills up to a competent level.

    Personal Requirements:

    Depending on location of the training, and availability of take away food outlets, it is advisable for trainees to bring own food and plenty of drinking water to training session.

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  • Location:

    Perth, Western Australia

    Contact Details:

    0403 782 013

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    Training Director:
    Peter Tutt

    ATTA logo Member:
    Australian Timber Trainer's Association

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